“My creative practice began as a healing process, from a circumstantial depression, or ‘shut down’, of 9 years, in the beginning of 2016.
Returning, after a long absence, to meditation/mindfulness practice and playful creativity, has been key to this healing.
My poem Like an Awakening is an immediate description of how sudden and powerful this call, to create again, was!
At this time I became very aware, through social media mainly, that many others, globally, were experiencing this same sensation of ‘being switched on’.
I felt like I was witnessing a communal awakening, a wave of new consciousness.
As if I had been sleeping, waiting for this.
I found this all very curious.
In light of a world full of Earth Shift ideas and where, occupation ‘energy worker’, has become almost common place, I felt a call to participate, to activate…but how to do this from our remote, family home among the rural backtracks of Argyll, Scotland?
I wondered if, by aiming to make myself, simply, as open as possible and asking, I might receive some answers?
Some kind of guidance.
And I did!
Despite layers of conditioned cynicism and resistance!
I find I already know who I am and what to do, when I just let go of ‘myself’, open my eyes and listen.
I see our entire specie’s absolute dependence on Gaia’s, fragile, systems and sees that this ‘human race’ of, non-sustainable, taking and not giving back as a, blindingly obvious, and very grim, trajectory!
I now recognize, in fact, that this was the root cause of the ‘circumstantial depression’ mentioned above.
A kind of overwhelming impotence and separation anxiety.
I am now a mother myself…..the healing I am experiencing brings HOPE and where there is HOPE there is always LOVE.
And I am no longer embarrassed to say this.
My practice involves meditating daily, both indoors and out on walks, giving thanks, sending love to the world, asking for forgiveness, then asking for guidance, and opening to receive. I then attempt to share the resulting messages/visions in whatever medium seems most appropriate! This is, most often, as visual art, but also includes poetry, musical experiments, digital and performance art.
This daily, evolving, practice enriches my life both in the confidence I am regaining, as I see this body of work grow, and, when I share, the encouragement I receive from online connections, that, literally, means the world to me!
To me it is all an experiment.
My ‘work’ is constantly changing, inspired by the weather, the natural forms and beauty that surround us here. It is also informed by the felt mood of my online ‘tribes’, as the river of information, (the ‘triggers’ of the morning’s social media session!), filter down. I enjoy participating in online art collaborations too…
As I assimilate everything.
In stillness on this hill.
I feel that I barely do these visions justice, but am driven to continue with this sacred alchemy.
It helps me feel real and connected, and gifts me a sense of, zen, artist’s purpose, that hurts no-one, yet, through sharing as a blog, might also inspire others to find their own, kookie, true nature and earth sense through their own, unique, inner work and experiments!
An artist’s journal of sorts.
So on I go….rolling OMward into the unknown with our dear planet!
Sometimes I can almost hear the wheels turning….
Living life as a prayer.”
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